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Tanzania On My Mind

A weekly Hobbies, Education and Society podcast
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There are over 100 Tribal and Ethnic Groups in Tanzania . All Originating from the Bantu (Niger-Congo) area. The Six Tribes/Ethnic groups discussed here are the...Sukuma (Northerners) Nyamwezi (Southern Eastern) Chagga (Moshi Region, slopes of
There are a lot of things you can do in Tanzania and if you are traveling with Kids, it takes a lot of creativity to detach your children from the social media-infused world of ours. 
In this Episode I attempt to answer questions from our followers. Is it Safe to Travel to Tanzania with ongoing Racial Tension? Yes, once the COVID Restrictions are lifted. If something were to happen, is there enough security to support?  Yes.
Pam shares a unique way to earn a living in Tanzania. Not a lot of people can afford the opportunity to travel and  let alone import goods (Clothes). For the last fifty years or so, a lot of women have been traveling outside of Tanzania to impo
As we get close to the finishing the holy month of Ramadan, there are a lot of considerations one should take before assuming what happens in this holy month. For beginners Ramadan or Ramadhan is one of the file pillars of islam. The time to pa
In this episode I will talk briefly about the following: Serengeti National Park - Active Volcano Lake Manyara National Park Mount Kilimanjaro - Tallest Peak in Africa with an amazing ecosystem Olduvai Gorge - Human Skull dating back to 2millio
In Tanzania, house help (Maids / Butler / Watchmen etc.) are common practices due to the low job opportunities and lack of higher education. Surprisingly, there are a lot of people illiterate and seek to do house work as means to support their
After numerous trips to Tanzania, one thing to consider is food and general shelter. This episode provides you with general data from both online research, personal experiences, and some data gather from friends/local residents.  The data below
With the Month of Ramadan starting soon, how is this going to effect the day-to-day lifestyle in Tanzania. More importantly, what does this mean to you? What to Wear...Food...Transportation...Cultural Norms?    
Like everything in life, when you have hard-earned money its very stressful to properly invest it. There are a lot of concerns and uncertainties, especially if you are in uncharted territory.   In this episode I'll be talking about the two prel
The National Parks, Mountain Kilimanjaro, and other historical and archeology sites remains the jewel of Tanzania. However, there are many local things to do after your visits. This is a five-part episode that covers some of small trips you can
In this episode I'm joined with Yu and Nabila. Nothing much that needs to be addressed about the ongoing Pandemic, but a little discussion on some impacts that it may have on locals. 1. Transportation 2. Hygiene 3. Work As of this time, there a
As the Virus continues to take its tolls on innocent lives, it is important for us to continue to practice safe hygiene. As of this episode Tanzania has 6 COVID-19 Cases and two of them were rule-out with a "Normal" Cold. I continue to urge tra
Unlike most western countries, the rationing of water and electricity doesn't exist. In Tanzania, the challenges still remain with random outages due to construction or maybe an overwhelmed distribution system.  I don't know. Either way, Nabila
There are a lot of reasons why people choose to migrate to other countries. For most people, it's to satisfy the subjective wellbeing that we all seek.  While visiting Tanzania as a Tourist you are granted at 90 Day Visa. After the 90 Days you
There are a lot of souvenir ideas from Tanzania. I want to share some of the key ones a lot of people get while visiting Tanzania. Now, the list is long, but I try to narrow it down to just a few. There are a lot of gifts that can be found both
In this episode, I will discuss the general impacts the US Travel ban has on Tanzanians and what foreigners should expect. Tanzania and five other countries were added to the original list of countries that were banned entry to the US. The coun
Join Nabila and I as we discuss some of the daily street food in and around Daresalaam. In this Episode you will learn about: 1. Chipsi Vumbi (Street Fries) 2. Sekela / Tandoori / Mishkakai (BBQ Meat and Chicken) 3. Urojo / Mix4. Viazi Karai /
In this Episode, I talk about some of the General Foods that you will have to try when you got to Tanzania. I'm not going to talk about the foods/snacks that you get everywhere else, but more specifically - Tanzania's version of it and what you
It is always important to embrace the culture and show initiative by attempting to speak the local language. Here I breakdown Swahili in three different categories Greetings, Acknowledgements, and Requests. You will learn how to say.Habari or M
In this Episode, I welcome my Sister Nabila who has used both the Bajaj and Boda Boda  in DAR. Her experience and personal opinions can help identify gaps that may be useful for you and your future visit.  The Bajaj and Boda Boda Motorcycle's h
In this Episode, I provide a general brush stroke on areas that are more inviting. I talk about Air B&B Options, Hostel (Guest House), and very little on Hotels . 
In this Episode, I welcome my Sister Nabila who has been using the public transportation system in DAR. Her experience and personal opinions can help identify gaps that may be useful for you and your future visit.Five Things you will learn in t
This Episode provides you with a  summarized perspective on how to select your Arrival/Departure Airport , Some of the preferred Cellular Communications Carries (Tigo, Vodacom, and AirTel), and last but not least, how to get around DAR.For Cell
This Episode provides you with a general overview of Tanzania and what the country is all about and more importantly the rich History that makes this place unique. From Agriculture and Mining to Tourism and Relaxation, Tanzania has a slice for
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